By Quintus Asconius Pedianus
Scholars and students of Latin, background, and literature will locate this to be a good ebook that provides insights into the lives of Cicero and Asconius, in addition to a desirable examine Rome within the first century BCE. Commentaries by means of Asconius are incorporated with the textual content and translation of those speeches through Cicero: In Pisonem, professional Scauro, seasoned Milone, seasoned Cornelio, and In Toga Candida. The ebook additionally positive aspects an essay at the lifestyles and works of Asconius, notes on resources, bibliography, catalog of Asconius' error, thesaurus, and correct identify index.
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Tum fasces ex luco Libitinae raptos attulit ad domum Scipionis et Hypsaei, deinde ad hortos Cn. Pompeii, clamitans eum modo consulem, modo dictatorem. Incendium curiae maiorem aliquanto indignationem civitatis moverat quam in terfectio Clodi. Itaque Milo, quem opinio fuerat ivisse in voluntarium exsilium, invidia adversariorum recreatus nocte ea redierat Romam qua incensa erat curia. Petebatque nihil deterritus consulatum; aperte quoque tributim in singulos milia assium dederat. Contionem ei post aliquot dies dedit M.
The words that Cicero uses here - "and nor" - are like one another in not normally being used singly; "n o r” is a disjunctive conjunction that always requires a counterpart: we say "nor this nor that". How Cicero came to do what he did here, in using the word singly, "nor" can I understand "and" think deserves consideration; for the o rator’s ju stified authority impresses me. I am aware that the word "n or" is used singly, as fo r instance earlier in this same speech: Such, gentlemen, is the state o f affairs; n o r is this a fresh question that I ask, but one asked by oth ers also.
No doubt you are unaware who this M. Piso is. I think I have said before (* ) that it was Pupius Piso, a contemporary of Cicero, but older (Cicero was taken to 22 ASCONIVS adulescentulum Ciceronem pater ad eum deduceret, quod in eo et antiquae vitae similitudo et multae erant litterae: orator quoque melior quam frequentior habitus est. Biennio tamen serius quam Cicero consul fuit; triumphavit procos. de Hispania Q. Hortensio Q. Metello Cretico coss. ante Ciceronis consulatum. PAVLO POST [§65] Instant post hominum memoriam apparatissimi m agnificentissim ique ludi, quales non (16) modo numquam fu eru n t, sed ne quo modo fie r i quidem posthac possint possum ullo pacto suspicari.